Monday, August 29, 2016

Learn How To Listen

In our tefillos we start with תקע בשופר גדול לחרותנו - blow the shofar for our freedom. Only then do we go on to ושא נס לקבץ גלויותנו - raising the banner to ingather our exiles.

This is in contrast to what we say on Rosh Hashana כנשא נס etc. - first the raised banner and only then וכתקוע שופר תשמעו - the blowing of the shofar. 

Why the change in order?

Words from the Rav in England after the Balfour declaration: